Port Askaig 30 year old Cask Strength, 51.1%

Price: $302.00 Issue: Summer 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

The oldest of the new trio, here you can see how the smoke has become fully absorbed, accenting the peapod and spearmint, giving depth to the still-fresh ozonic elements. There are light levels of complexity, even a little chocolate. The tongue, when neat, goes deep into pear and apple, but it's edgy. Adding water, however, shows the lack of oak integration. I'd want more from a whisky of this age (and price). £199